Issue #034

Hype This! 7 new Items of MTB Bling

Below you’ll find 5 of the finest MTB related products and bling to feast your eyes over! Continue on reading or head over to issue #034 to check out the original article.

Pivot Firebird 29

The world’s hottest chilli is the Carolina Reaper, over 200 times as spicy as a jalapeno, eating one can actually narrow the arteries in your brain. However, a Carolina Reaper is considered cool in comparison to the new Pivot Firebird 29er which looks hot, hot, hot. The muscular carbon lines of the 162 mm travel 29er DW link suspended frame have inflamed instagram feeds like napalm. The super-short, 431 mm chainstays should keep the handling spicy, while the 475 mm reach in size L – the Firebird 29 is the longest bike that Pivot has ever made – should offer stability if you get it wrong. But it’s the Superboost 12 x 157 mm rear axle that will undoubtedly set the forums on fire!

Price: starting from € 6,099

Shimano XTR M9100

For as long as we can remember Shimano and SRAM have been going toe to toe in the battle of the drivetrains, but when SRAM dropped Eagle, XTR suddenly grew quiet. Then, out of nowhere, XTR 9100 jumped back into the ring, showing the world how hard it has been working out. Boasting 12 speeds, a 10-51T cassette, even bigger 510% range and trimming 150 g of fat from the previous version, XTR 9100 is going for a knockout in the first round. A ground up redesign, the new groupset includes new 4 piston brakes and is available in both 1x and 2x configurations.

Info: Shimano XTR M9100 12-speed drivetrain


If you look into your tool box, you can be sure the most worn tools will be the hex and Torx keys. A good set of hex keys should be prized, cherished, looked after and passed on to the next generation like a fine watch or family photos. Ensure you grandchildren never round a bolt by investing in a SILCA HX-TWO, The hex keys in the set include 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, and 1.5mm, and Torx keys include: T30, T27, T25, T20, T15, T10, T9, T8 and T7 and all are made from high quality heat treated S2 steel with a high grip polymer coating, pure tool porn.

Price: € 89,95

Yeti Roadie 20

No, Richie Rude did not ride one of these to domination of the 2017 EWS season, though he probably could. While sharing the same name as the Turquoise loving bike brand, the Yeti Roadie 20 is a super tough, go anywhere cooler to make you the star of any road trip. With extra thick walls to keep the cold, well, cold, and unbreakable latches the Roadie 20 is ready for anything. We all know that cold beers are the best post ride isotonic boost, and should you pull a full Yeti Roadie 20 out of the truck, you will be instantly crowned king of the day.

Price: € 182

Beast Components

Handmade in Germany by a team with a skill set which looks borrowed from the set of a Hollywood blockbuster. Beast components draw experience from the automotive, aviation and motorsports industries and their products are light. Very light! Check out the 164 g 780 mm carbon flatbar or the 84 g Alcantara saddle, Beast pull no punches when cutting weight, only the best. However, we all know that weight saving does not come cheap, and Beast’s prices are as wild as the digits on the scales.


SDG TELLIS Dropper Post

The average Winter temperatures in Oymyakon, Russia, is – 50°C, the coldest inhabited area on Earth. If you rode there the new SDG dropper would probably freeze as it’s ‘only’ been tested to -20°C, but it should be good for the rest of the planet. The infinitely adjustable SDG TELLIS post is available in 125 and 150 mm drops, and setup should be a breeze with the cable end clamped at the lever for easy adjustment and graduated markings on the shaft. Hobbit legged riders will be happy to see an ultra low collar size of just 25 mm and the textured lever is a thing of beauty, all delivered at a great price.

Price: € 270

Douchebag The Savage

As airline baggage handlers grow increasingly skilled at turning your bike bag into the shape of a pancake, Douchebag’s The Savage is ready to put up a fight. Inside the bag you will find some great features like a fork protector, integrated wheel compartments and a large stash pocket, but the most noticeable feature is the burly race-car inspired roll cage! This massive protection does add weight and at around 11kg you will have to give the check-in desk your best smile. Douchebag’s The Savage sets the new standard for bike protection, it’s the sort of bag that you could bolt an engine and wheels on and race in the WRC.

Price: € 699

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